H-1B Visas Take Jobs from American Workers

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 10:29 mins

Guest: Ron Hira, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Howard University, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute In just four days last week, the US program that issues temporary visas to high-skilled workers reached its annual limit. For several years now, it’s been common for the program to hit its cap in less than a week, but this year applicants for what’s known as “H-1B visas” flooded into the system with extra urgency because the Trump Administration has begun cracking down on the program in an effort to make sure the foreign workers getting the visas aren’t taking the jobs of equally-qualified Americans.

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Guest: Christopher Carlsmith, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell A college degree is still an important way for Americans to climb the socioeconomic ladder, but recent analysis by researchers at Harvard and Stanford finds the universities that are best at launching poor students into a higher income bracket are also admitting a lot fewer low-income students than they used to.   That’s just the latest data point in the debate over how affordable and accessible the all-important-college education is in America. Believe it or not, this debate goes back centuries - millennia, even - to the very first university, which was founded in Italy in 1088. The University of Bologna has been offering degrees continuously since then and served as an important model for the birth of the university as we know it today.

Guest: Christopher Carlsmith, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell A college degree is still an important way for Americans to climb the socioeconomic ladder, but recent analysis by researchers at Harvard and Stanford finds the universities that are best at launching poor students into a higher income bracket are also admitting a lot fewer low-income students than they used to.   That’s just the latest data point in the debate over how affordable and accessible the all-important-college education is in America. Believe it or not, this debate goes back centuries - millennia, even - to the very first university, which was founded in Italy in 1088. The University of Bologna has been offering degrees continuously since then and served as an important model for the birth of the university as we know it today.